As a result of continued cooperation between Balk Shipyard and Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw, the aluminium hull producers, Daan Balk and Jan Hart, the former owner of Claasen Jachtbouw and Jachtweft Bloemsma, have mutually agreed to the sale of Jachtwerf Bloemsma to Balk Shipyard.
In January 2016 SuperyachtNews.com reported that Claasen Jachtbouw has been sold and that it was now under the ownership of the Vitters Shipyard. The sale of Jachtweft Bloemsma to Balk Shipyard completes Jan Hart’s sales strategy; he will now focus fully on the production of aluminium vessels at Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw and expand the company as much as possible in that direction.
Balk Shipyard has been familiar with Jachtwerf Bloemsma for a great many years and Jachtwerf Bloemsma has played a key role in its success. Daan Balk, owner and managing director at Balk Shipyard, will continue to focus Balk Shipyard’s energies on the refit and repair market, for which it has become known and respected.
Jachtwerf Bloemsma is currently working on two refit projects, S/Y Muligan and S/Y Copihue, both of which were originally built at Jachtwerd Bloemsma. Balk explains that, within the upcoming year, preferred short and long term strategies will be developed for Jachtwerf Bloemsma.